Hey folks, Harry here. Wow... Well I've had a ton of letters about how I had some 'server problems' yesterday. Many of these letters had hypothesized that 'the evil forces at 20th Century Fox had shut AICN down.' Actually, nothing further could be true. I received one letter from Bryan Singer congratulating me on getting the images, and he seemed flabbergasted at how they got out. I spent most of yesterday in contact with my tech-folks, trying to accomadate the traffic which they told me was 20times the regular traffic for AICN, which is already pushing my servers.
Meanwhile, I have been looking over Talk Backs and sorting through the elation, the concern and the disgust with which some of you have reacted to these first images from this movie. And believe me, I do have a degree of hesitation in singing praises to this project. It's just... I'm a 'cup is half full' sorta person. I can imagine this working. I look at those James Marsden pictures of him in the Cyclops uniforms... and I can't help but be a little excited with the anticipation of seeing that crimson optic blast come exploding out of that visor... perhaps cutting a telephone poll in half, taking a chunk out of the side of a building or ripping a car to shreds as it explodes. I look at Halle Berry, and I imagine here irises gone, flying upon the wind that she controls, hurling the elements themselves at some enemy. I look at Xavier, and I imagine that booming voice of Patrick Stewart coming from all around me in the theater as I watch his motionless lips and stare at those commanding eyes. I look at Hugh Jackman, and I try to imagine his voice... hoping that it's a bit gruff... hearing the word BUB come out of his mouth, and hearing the 'shnip' of his claws coming out and glistening in the light as he grinds his teeth and leaps into battle striking with beserker rage.
Where does this... belief... this faith come from? Well, it could be denial, and my way of avoiding thinking of some sort of megaton bomb. But... There have been no screenings of this film for any audience at all. We haven't seen a trailer with footage and dialogue. We haven't seen the rest of it. And I try to imagine badly lit images of say... the Alien costumes from ALIENS, if the actors in them stood upright with their arms at their side, followed by images of the actors smiling at the camera and being pasted in front of the film's logo of a big 'A'.
And more than anything else... I desperately don't want this movie to be bad. I know... and alot of you know that a great Comic Book movie can be made... and will be made someday. Sure this isn't exactly what you know. Be skeptical if that's the way you feel, but don't be insulting to those that do dig this stuff. Anyways... Here's 'The Cat In The Hat' with a shiny new pic for ya...
Thank You kind Sirs and kind Madams. May I be so forward as to say it has been everybit the pleasure to bring you such passions as I have seen being thrown from one polar reaction to another. Harry having donned upon me the moniker of The Cat In The Hat has been a joy that I have rarely known, but I must say that it is interesting to see that so many seem to have so many doubts. Perhaps this image will restore a bit of faith, a glimmer of teeth with upturned corners of mouths. You see I am quite familiar with a great deal of this and that because I am that Cat in the Hat. As a character of fictional origins that are in fact quite based upon just that I have to say that this film does have much more than leather and paint. So eat your Irish eggs and digest that slab of ham, because you really should give a damn. For I have much more to share at some future date that's for sure. Here's a nibble.
The Cat In The Hat